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Contemporary Homes

Contemporary Subterranean Villa

A replacement dwelling – where a vacant, low quality detached house once stood – this distinctive subterranean villa, situated in the Green Belt of the Vale of White Horse, has been carefully designed in direct response to the unique sloping site, the desire to generate long-distance views across the county, optimise daylight and accommodate flexible spatial planning – all the while adhering to the local authority’s stringent volume restrictions.

A meticulously detailed contemporary design - showcasing an irregular series of articulated forms, intended to sit nestled within, rather than on, the landscape – is both pleasing in form and function.

High ceilings and large areas of glazing throughout optimise the Southerly light, while creating key connections between the private garden areas and principle, internal living spaces.

A carefully curated, monochromatic palette of materials – including linear bricks, composite cladding, and hydrophobic render - offers a sympathetic and cohesive response to the site, while being complimentary to the contemporary, neighbouring dwellings and surrounding context.

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Project Details
Project Name The Outlook
Project Reference 19011
Structural Engineer Centrespace Design